It’s one of the most discouraging realities in our society: foster kids who “age out” or leave the foster system and have to fend for themselves. Each year 250,000 of these kids leave foster care; each year only 22 foster care kids graduate from college.
In a Century article
published this week, Benjamin Dueholm explains why politicians of
Michele Bachmann's ilk do well in the swing states of the upper Midwest.
He starts with the fact that Bachmann and Garrison Keillor are from the
same small Minnesota town.
My journey to the Montreal World Film Festival has become an annual spiritual retreat. Here citizens stand in long lines to pick up tickets to a sold-out Chinese film at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Critics, flashing their media passes, know to arrive early and head for the balcony at the Cinema Imperial because ticket-holders quickly fill up the main floor.